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A Taste of the Future of Law Enforcement: RoboCop

March 03, 2022
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Title: A Taste of the Future of Law Enforcement: RoboCop

Description: Is RoboCop as relevant today as it was when it was released in 1987? In today’s episode, Steve and Chris examine the movie RoboCop and the sequel RoboCop 2. We talk about science fiction, dystopian fiction and more!

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[00:00:00] Welcome back to beyond the big screen. We're joined again by Chris. Um, and you'll know Chris from pro meet the S but today we're going to delve in, in a really similar way to another 80 scifi movie Robocop and not just Robocop one Robocop two. We're going to look at w what did this movie, what were some of the big ideas and concepts that this movie was trying to.
Dig into and talk about. So it's really much more than an action movie. It's it's really is trying to in an 80 scifi kind of way, tap into some really interesting and complicated social and technological issues. So, Chris, how are you doing? Doing quite well? I, myself, um, yeah, roll Robocop is, uh, it's just a, it's a movie I grew up with all the time.
It's uh, Pretty much anytime I get sick, it's the first thing I throw on is Robocop because I get I'll order a pizza or something and just watch [00:01:00] Robocop until I get better in the morning. It's just, I've watched it so many times. I just think it's, it's brilliant. But the basic premise of Robocop, I guess I should lay this out for the audiences.
So Detroit is falling apart basically. And this is for both movies, Robocop and Robocop, uh, to Detroit is falling apart. Uh, the criminals essentially are running the streets, um, and the cops are being, uh, killed. Right. They seem to, uh

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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